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Mark Nixon, Ken D Krivoshein, John R Shepard, Dan D Christensen, Duncan Schleiss: Process control system including a method and apparatus for automatically sensing the connection of devices to a network. Fisher Rosemont Systems, Ken J Koestner, Skjerven Morrill MacPherson Franklin & Friell, August 1, 2000: US06098116 (263 worldwide citation)

A digital control system automatically senses when a new controller is attached to a network and determines the number and types of I/O Ports that are attached to the new controller. The digital control system formats and displays the I/O Port information upon request by a user. The digital control ...


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Duncan Schleiss, Ram Ramachandran, Mark Nixon, Michael Lucas: Smart process modules and objects in process plants. Fisher Rosemount Systems, Marshall Gerstein & Borun, December 5, 2006: US07146231 (99 worldwide citation)

An operator interface within a process plant includes an execution engine that implements process flow modules made up of interconnected smart process objects that are aware of devices and other entities within the plant and that can perform methods to detect conditions within the plant, especially ...


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Gary K Law, David L Deitz, Trevor Duncan Schleiss, Julian Naidoo: Integrated electronic signatures for approval of process control and safety system software objects. Fisher Rosemount Systems, Marshall Gerstein & Borun, July 11, 2006: US07076312 (54 worldwide citation)

A software object approval system is integrated with a process control or safety system environment and, in particular, with a process control or safety system design environment to implement and manage electronic approval of new software objects created within the process control and safety system ...


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Kim O Van Camp, Trevor Duncan Schleiss: Systems and methods to maintain process control systems using information retrieved from a database storing general-type information and specific-type information. Fisher Rosemount Systems, Hanley Flight and Zimmerman, April 13, 2010: US07698242 (12 worldwide citation)

Example systems and methods to maintain process control systems are disclosed. A disclosed example method involves retrieving first information and determining whether the first information is associated with a process control system. If the first information is associated with the process control s ...


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Trevor Duncan Schleiss, Andre A Dicaire: Methods and apparatus to communicatively couple a portable device to process control devices in a process control system. Fisher Rosemount Systems, Hanley Flight & Zimmerman, February 19, 2013: US08379546 (6 worldwide citation)

Example methods and apparatus to communicatively couple a portable device to process control devices in a process control system are disclosed. A disclosed example method includes receiving via a wireless module a selection of an I/O channel from a portable device, determining a process control devi ...


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Gary Keith Law, Trevor Duncan Schleiss, Kent Burr, Thomas W Snead, Ronald Dean Eddie: Flexible input/output devices for use in process control systems. Fisher Rosemount Systems, Hanley Flight & Zimmerman, June 24, 2014: US08761196 (4 worldwide citation)

Methods, apparatus and articles of manufacture are disclosed that provide flexible input/output device communications in a process control system. In one example, a process control system controls a plurality of field devices. The process control system includes a control device and a communications ...


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Duncan Schleiss, Cindy Scott: Methods and apparatus to draw attention to information presented via electronic displays to process plant operators. Fisher Rosemount Systems, Hanley Flight & Zimmerman, January 24, 2012: US08103367 (3 worldwide citation)

Example methods and apparatus to draw attention to information presented via electronic displays to process plant operators are disclosed. A disclosed example method to draw attention to information presented to a process plant operator comprises presenting an electronic process plant display, colle ...


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Evren Eryurek, Ram Ramachandran, Cindy Alsup Scott, Trevor Duncan Schleiss: Enhanced fieldbus device alerts in a process control system. Fisher Rosemount Systems, Marshall Gerstein & Borun, July 14, 2009: US07562135 (2 worldwide citation)

Enhanced Fieldbus device alerts enable Fieldbus devices within a process control system to report alarm or alert conditions that are detected within the devices to a system user or operator using a plurality of independently reportable device alarm parameters, each of which corresponds to a differen ...


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Duncan Schleiss, Ram Ramachandran, Mark Nixon, Michael Lucas: Smart process modules and objects in process plants. FISHER ROSEMOUNT SYSTEMS, Marshall Gerstein & Borun, June 30, 2015: US09069344 (2 worldwide citation)

An operator interface within a process plant includes an execution engine that implements process flow modules made up of interconnected smart process objects that are aware of devices and other entities within the plant and that can perform methods to detect conditions within the plant, especially ...


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Mark Nixon, Robert Karschnia, Eric Rotvold, Trevor Duncan Schleiss, Deji Chen: Location detection in a wireless network. Rosemount, Kinney & Lange P A, August 19, 2014: US08811199 (2 worldwide citation)

A first node sends a first message to a second node. The second node sends a second message to the first node. A first elapsed time is measured from the beginning of the transmission of the first message to the beginning of receipt of the second message. A second elapsed time is measured from the be ...